Wednesday, December 12, 2007

You Make Christmas Special

We interrupt the regularly scheduled "desk cleaning" and "grapes" posts to include a Christmas creation.

Here is another one for the Salt Challenge. Jesus, the true meaning of Christmas
I have a huge stash of backgrounds already embossed from when I first got my Big Shot last winter.
I included the second picture to try to show you that this piece is double embossed. I used a Fiskars Texture plate with the baby's feet and hands first and then embossed the baby words over it. This piece was sitting on my desk because I thought about making a baby card for Jackie. (It's getting close to her due date.) I still had baby Jesus circles laying around too. It hit me that all the words shown could also apply to the miraculous Christmas story. ... so here is another Christ centered Christmas card for the Salt challenge.
The embossed layer is on top of the red layer. I punched a 1 3/4 inch circle from it. I punched the baby Jesus out with a 1 1/2" or maybe a little smaller circle so that you could see the red behind Him too. I like how this one turned out.
Hmmm, so I guess that means I need to do something else for Jackie!

Finished Card size: 5.5"x 4.25"
Stamps: Baby Jesus in Manger( Biblical Impressions), You make Christmas Special( Impression Obsession)
Card Stock: Real Red(SU) Shimmery White ? (I got this from marco Paper, but I cannot find the name of it.)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black and Rocket Red (Tsukenko),
Coloring Medium: Prismacolor Pencils
Other: circle punches, Cuttlebug Baby Words embossing folder.


Su Davis said...

Oh Jacki - what an excellent idea for the baby words embossing folder! I have really been struggling to come up with an idea for a Christmas card that focuses on the real reason for celebrating Christmas (I try not to send 'general' Christmas cards as I don't see the point unless they celebrate Jesus' birth!) So thank you! I shall now have a look in my stash to see what I can use as an accent to this background. Many thanks!

KardKrazy said...

Wow, it never crossed my mind to use that embossing folder for Christmas. Thanks for the great inspiration!

JenMarie said...

So beautiful!!! Great idea to use that folder!!

Hazel said...

A beautiful way to express the true meaning of Christmas.

Deb S. said...

Another wonderful and meaningful card! You are just so creative. Love how you honor Him with your creativity.

marciad said...

Beautiful card. Read all your "blessings" posts, too. I had a good doc visit today. Actually felt that DH was glad I'd gone to the doc. Maybe he was looking over my shoulder.

Gillian :O) said...

Two! Fantastic Jacki, such a joy to have you create two creations for SALT :)
and what a beautiful card it is, How perfect the embossed words are to describe Jesus, and I so love how you've double embossed, I've not see that before, such a great idea :)

Scripture by Design said...

Wow, that embossing looks fantastic!